June 21 meeting of Visalia Host Lions club

Visalia City Manager Leslie Caviglia talks to our club today.

Visalia City Manager Leslie Caviglia talks to our club today.

Todays Meeting

Lion President Melinda led our meeting today and called on Lion Roy to lead us in saluting our flag, Lion Dee to lead us in singing God Bless America, and Lion Bob Line to do the invocation.

For the second week in a row, the no-fine badge went to Lion Karen.


The installation dinner will be this Thursday, June 27th, at the Vintage Press. Happy hour is at 6:00, and Dinner is at 7:00.

Note: There will be no meeting this Friday because of the installation dinner.

Lions Melinda, Allen and Dee were at the Sequoia Lions visitation last Tuesday.

Lion Tony read the slate of incloing officers for the third and final time. (see the list at the bottom of this page)

Auction Items 

Lion Roy had been on a road trip to Kansas City and had two bottles of BBQ sauce, one went to Lion Dee for $5 and the other to Lion Karen for $7.

Melinda leading the meeting.

Lion President Melinda takes in the meeting from the lecturn. 

Leslie Caviglia

Visalia city Manager Leslie Caviglia 

Visalia city Manager Leslie Caviglia 

Lion Colin and daughter Zoe

Lion Colin and his daughter Zoe

Happy Bucks 

Lion Tom Link had $5 today, one as a fine for being late and a couple for his golf game in the morning, where he had a couple of pars. Plus, he was headed to Moro Bay for the week to get out of the coming heat wave.

Lion Pat was $5 happy because his daughter was headed for more advanced wound care classes.

Lion Dee had a sad buck because of the death of Willie Mays, one of baseball’s greatest players, this past week.

Lion Aaron was happy that his son had come to visit last week.

Lion Brad also expressed his sadness at Willie Mays’s passing. He told a story about how his son met him years ago and how gracious Willie was.

Lion Dee also had a happy buck because Lion Tom Link had paid for his lunch on his birthday, but he noted that Lion Tom almost broke his arm, getting his wallet out of his pocket.

Lion Allen also felt sad about the passing of Willie Mays, Allen’s grandfather’s favorite player.

Lion Karen was happy that her son was going to stay on at his job at AT&T, even though they were cutting staff.

Lion Bob Line was happy that his place of residence, Quail Park at Shannon Ranch, had a Hawian-themed event, and he got to dance with one of the Hula Dancers.

Lion Roy had a few happy bucks after a road trip to Kansas City; he also had a sad buck for the passing of Willie Mays. 



Lion president Melinda fined Lions Pat, Elaine and Tony for not showunbg up at the Sequoia Lions Visitation last Tusday after they had signed up to be there.

Lion Karen fined our Greeter, Lion Allen for not introducing Colins Daughter Zoe.

Lion Allen fined Lion Dee for not being able to parlel park outside the meeting hall. After several trys he gave up and parked somwhere else.

Lion Pat was happy that Lion Dee knew when to give it up and move on.


The $5 drawing went to Lion John who donated it to the Leo Club.

Lotto ticket: Lion Bob Line.

The marble drawing went to Lion Dee, who picked a nonwhite marble, winning nothing but that nonwhite marble.

2024-2024 officers and directors

President: Lion Melinda Blankinship.

1st Vs. President: Lion Robert Lee.

Imidiate past president: Lion Tonly Loliva.

Secretary: Lion Steve Gerard.

Treasurer: Lion Karen McVaigh/Lion Iris Feaver.

Two-year directors: Lion Colin Franey and Lion Allen Benoy.

One-year directors: Lion Roy Dressel and Lion Betty Odell.

Past president directors: Lion Aaron Odell and Lion Mark Olson.

Head greeter: Lion Allen Ventling.

Head Lion Tamler: Lion Pat Harrison.

Head Tail Twister: Lion Dee Baughman.

Willy Mays

Lion Roy won the free add.

As always, we are looking for speakers for the club. Use this schuduler app to book your speaker or send them the link to this page and have them do it themsilves. No need to contact me when you want to know if a date is available, if it open on this app, it’s available. (Lion Roy)